3 Questions To Ask About Your Child's New Dentist

Finding a new dentist can seem impossible as an adult. Finding someone near where you live, who is in your network, and who you are ready to trust with oral health can be a daunting task. But that task can be even harder when looking for a dentist for a child. As parents, we want the best for our children. We want to make sure that their dentist is not only good at their job but also caring and kind. We do not want our kids to have negative experiences at the dentist that can cause problems in their future. 

Here at All Star Dental in Chicago we pride ourselves on providing high quality dental care to kids of all ages and providing a welcoming, judgement-free, environment. 

If you are looking for a dentist in your area you should always consider asking the following 2 questions.

How Do You Teach Children About Oral Health?

While the most important thing a dentist does is look after our teeth and gums, there is a special skill every family dentist needs: the ability to educate. Our kids don’t just need to have their teeth cleaned and checked every six months, but also learn important skills in oral health and care. A dentist that can teach kids about the importance of brushing and flossing, demonstrate proper techniques, and help kids feel empowered to take care of their own teeth is invaluable. Good communication skills and teaching skills go a long way in helping kids protect their teeth and gums for years to come. 

What Dental Insurances Do You Take?

If you have dental insurance you will want to make sure you are going to a dental office that is in your network. Make sure to check the website of the dental office you are planning on using for insurance information or ask the dentist if they take your insurance. Knowing what insurance they take is vital to get the most out of your insurance plan and keeping costs for regular dental visits and other procedures down. 

What Do Patients And Parents Say About Your Dentist?

Don’t underestimate the power of reviews. You want to find a dentist that is not only good at taking care of teeth but also good at talking to kids. Check their website for any reviews or testimonials. And do a few quick searches on other listing sites like Google My Business or Yelp to see how people are reviewing the dentist. Always take reviews with a grain of salt, as people online often review with extreme opinions in either direction. Don’t just go by the star count, but instead read a good sample size of reviews and pay attention to what people say. People’s thoughts on a dental office can often provide more insight than simply looking through the star count. 

Family Dental Offices in Chicago

With five locations throughout the Chicago area, the team at All Star Dental is here to make dental work easier for you and your children. Learn more about our services here on our website, as well as the insurance plans we work with. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out and contact us. And if you would like to speak with our dentist in person about any dental issue, please make an appointment for you or your child. 

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